Category Archives: Lüneburg



The Lösegraben is a short man-made canal in Lüneburg that bypasses the city center. When the water level in the Ilmenau gets too high, the excess water gets diverted into the Lösegraben, protecting Lüneburg from flooding.

Going For a Stroll

Yesterday there was a storm. Right before it hit, I heard quacking sounds. I opened my door and saw these guys just chilling. The river is about 50m away from my door, but I have never seen ducks come this far up the street. Then the storm came and they just walking up the street away from the river.
Ducks in Lüneburg
Other than that, this post is pointless.

If That Ain’t Country….

Last night my special lady friend and I went to Gasthausbrauerei Nolte to see the Rob Ryan Roadshow. I’m not sure if I have written about Nolte here before. It is, hands down, the best microbrewery in Lüneburg, maybe northern Germany. It is over 100 years old and it is a third generation family run place. It has a very down home traditional German flair to it. They offer great food and beer. One thing that a lot of people don’t know about it, is that it is a very popular stopping place on the country/rockabilly circuit in Germany.

The show was great. He played a lot of well known covers as well as some of his own music. The crowd was not as rowdy as I would have expected. When I walked in the door and saw a tableful of guys each looking like Charlie Daniels, I was a bit taken aback and had to make sure I was still in Germany. Then I walked into the hall and saw a bunch of other Germans dressed up like they just got off the set of Gunsmoke. For a brief second I thought I was at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth.

Anyway, here are a couple of low-res pics as proof.